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How to Plan a Trip to Sweden: Frequently Asked Questions

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Kyrkesund, Sweden

Sweden embodies a Scandinavian dream, with promises of deep-blue archipelagos and the dancing colors of the Northern Lights.

From ancient rune stones to indigenous communities, Viking ships and contemporary architectural style, Sweden has a magnetic and unspoiled majesty all its own. Let the mesmerizing Scandinavian destination sweep you off your feet as you explore the best of Sweden following our insight and helpful travel tips. We will cover everything you need to know in this FAQ on how to plan the perfect trip.

The following will help guide you in choosing the best trip for you, whether you are interested in historic wonders or outdoor adventures.

What Should I Do On My Trip to Sweden?

Morning at Kalmar Castle, Sweden

Castle Kalmar, Sweden

We have worked alongside our travel specialists to create a list of highlights. What you see and experience will depend on how much time you have. The following must-see destinations cover a variety of our recommendations on where you should go and what you could do to enjoy Sweden.

  • Let Viking history come alive in Stockholm’s Vasa Museum, where you will find a historic ship
  • Discover the preserved medieval atmosphere and lively ambiance of Ystad as you wander past half-timbered houses lining the old market town
  • Wander through Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, to experience the mix of urban and rural culture that covers the 18th- to mid-20th centuries
  • Take in the colorful charm of Stockholm’s Old Town, where the medieval enclave offers narrow lanes, open squares, and vibrant old merchants’ houses
  • Explore the expansive tundra of Lapland in summer to experience the famous Midnight Sun or, in winter, to view the Northern Lights
  • Witness the quality and creativity of goods made by artisan craftsmen in the galleries at Marstrand
  • Embrace the charming villages spanning the southern coastline along the Gothenburg archipelago for seal safaris, sailing, and coastal scenery
  • Delight in the splendid architecture of Kalmar Castle, where you will find over 800 years of history connected to indelible Swedish heritage
  • Wander the medieval streets and walls of the largest island of the Baltic Sea

What is the Best Time to Visit Sweden

Sailboat in the north of the Gothenburg archipelago, Sweden

Archipelago Gothenburg, Sweden

The best time to visit Sweden is from May to September.

Visiting in the summer months offers you plenty of sunshine, open-air museums, and lively attractions, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the Midnight Sun. During winter, you may be able to see the Northern Lights when visiting Lapland, or experience a magical white Christmas.

Is Sweden Safe for Travel?

Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world. Travelers generally need to exercise basic common sense. Crime rates are lower than in most European countries and far lower than the United States, but petty crime like pickpocketing can happen. Sweden’s health services are renowned for their competency, with no concerns for your general safety when it comes to eating, drinking, or traveling around the country.

Which Airports Should I Be Looking At?

Aerial view of Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

The top airports in Sweden are:

  • Stockholm - Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN)
  • Gothenburg - Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (GOT)
  • Malmo - Malmo Sturup Airport (MMX)
  • Lulea - Lulea Airport (LLA)
  • Umea - Umea Airport (UME)

Can Zicasso Help Me with Flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air-ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation. By employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso, our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 service and support, and complimentary consultation of routing versus pricing with an expert flight specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso Assist with Travel Insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

Want to Plan your Trip by Speaking with a Sweden Travel Specialist?

The old town of Visby, Gotland - the largest island in the Baltic Sea, Sweden

Visby, Sweden

Imperial intrigue, Viking traditions, varied landscapes, and the promise of discovery make Sweden endlessly alluring. From contemporary cuisine to the timeless charm of the scenery above the Arctic Circle, unspoiled forests and majestic glacial waters, Sweden is clean-spirited, with a soft-spoken passion. Find sample itineraries on our Sweden Travels & Vacations for inspiration for your trip. You can speak with a Sweden travel Specialist to start planning your next adventure by filling out a Trip Request or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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